The Jets haven't said it yet but they're going to go with Geno Smith as their starting quarterback in Week 1. There are reports as such which is a strong hint but Mark Sanchez' shoulder injury is the real kicker. Especially if it's "more significant" than expected.

That's the report from ESPN's Ed Werder who said Tuesday on SportsCenter that Sanchez' injury is believed to be worse than the Jets are admitting and that the quarterback "could miss several weeks."

I've been told that first of all Mark Sanchez shoulder injury is more significant than the team has allowed at this point at least publicly" Werder said. "He's not only going to miss Sunday's game but he could miss several weeks. Brady Quinn obviously performed well in Seattle in training camp. Their GM John Schneider recommended him to John Idzik. They've worked together in Seattle."

New York signed Quinn on Monday shortly after releasing Graham Harrell. They're one of two teams (along with the Redskins) currently carrying four quarterbacks into the season which is largely predicated on having a total nightmare at the positions.

Smith's the presumptive future of the franchise Sanchez is the injured ghost of quarterbacking past and Matt Simms/Quinn are just there because well they'll probably have to play at some point. So why not just dump Sanchez then?

Apparently owner Woody Johnson wants to make Sanchez "earn every cent" of the $8.25 million he's slated to make in 2013.